Event Will Generate 3,000 Room Nights and More Than $1.3 Million in Delegate Spending for Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Wednesday, September 9, 2015) The Atlantic City Convention Center will welcome more than 1,200 professionals of the lawn care and gardening industry into the facility, which will take place throughout three days.

Local Atlantic City businesses are expected to greatly benefit from the Arett Sales Open House Lawn, Garden and Home Show activity at the convention center over three days. The estimated delegate spending is expected to reach more than $1.3 million. In addition, more than 3,000 hotel rooms have been contracted by convention center visitors throughout the week.

“We are so fortunate to have the Arett Sales Lawn and Garden Show back in Atlantic City each year. They continue to make such a positive impact on their profession and on our community,” said Karen Totaro, General Manager, Comcast Spectacor at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

Arett Sales is the premier distributor of lawn, garden, home and holiday supplies. Since 1998, the Atlantic City Convention Center has been home to the extraordinary trade show. Industry professionals will attend educational sessions and browse the trade show floor, which features more than 100,000 square feet of merchandise in over 400 booths. This year, Arett U presents keynote speaker Kyle Lacy, who will present the future trends of the industry.

The Arett Sales Open House Lawn, Garden and Home Show will begin on Thursday, September 10 and conclude on Saturday, September 12.

For more event information on how to attend and become an exhibitor, visit: www.arettopenhouse.com

About Visit Atlantic City                                                                                                             
Visit Atlantic City, Inc. was officially formed as a 501(c)(6) organization on June 23, 2014. Prior to its formation, the Meetings and Convention sales and marketing group was operating under the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Visit Atlantic City, a tourism economic development agency, will focus on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services. For complete Atlantic City tourism and convention information, visit www.visitatlanticcity.com/. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VisitAtlanticCity and Twitter at @Visit_AC.

About Spectra Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services), and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at www.SpectraExperiences.com

About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) www.njcrda.com The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents, investing nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA responsibilities expanded to include land use regulation, clean and safe initiatives, tourism marketing, ownership and oversight of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall, and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to brand and market Atlantic City. The former ACCVA, now a division of CRDA, is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International.

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